State tennis pushed back; will have a two-day format

All three tournaments affected

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The Colorado High School Activities Association has opted to switch this week’s state tennis tournaments to a two-day format rather than a three-day competition in the wake of an incoming weather pattern that may drop snow along the Front Range Thursday.

The tournaments were scheduled to start Thursday morning in Greeley (Class 3A), Pueblo (4A) and Denver (5A).

According to the CHSAA web site, as part of the condensed schedule the plan is for the first and second rounds to be played on Friday starting a 9 a.m. Saturday will consist of semifinal and championship matches, along with all playbacks, and third- and fourth-place matches and will begin at 8 a.m.

While Class 4A’s tournament will still be played in its entirety at Pueblo City Park, the Class 3A and 5A tournaments will split between two venues. Class 3A will be played between Centennial Park and the University of Northern Colorado courts, and Class 5A will utilize Gates Tennis Center and another yet-to-be-announced secondary site.